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2011-08-09 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Aug. 11 (8/11) on the calendar, Dominion Virginia Power reminds Virginians to call Miss Utility at 811 before digging on their property to avoid injuries and service disruptions from damage to underground utility lines. "Underground lines may go unnoticed for years and pose a hidden safety risk," said Rodney Blevins, vice president for distribution operations. "Even if you don't think there are underground lines in the work area, be safe...

2011-08-05 06:05:00

Carolinas AGC Reminds the Carolinas to Call 811 Before Digging CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On 8/11 and throughout the year, Carolinas AGC urges professional contractors and homeowners to call 811 before digging--a free call that essentially saves time, money, and most of all, lives. "By calling 811 before digging on a project site or in your own backyard, utility owners and operators can accurately locate their facilities to eliminate the risk of striking an...

2011-08-02 06:50:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA) today announced it has partnered with 3M and Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, to promote the 811 "Call Before You Dig" phone number at the Aug. 7 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, a race he won in 2010. CGA is the member-driven association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and the people who dig near them. 3M is one of the 1,400 members that comprise CGA....

2011-08-01 08:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe digging is no accident. On Aug. 11, Verizon will join hundreds of companies and organizations in the U.S. that are using that day as a reminder of the importance of safe digging. By calling the nationwide call-before-you-dig number - 811 - anyone who is digging can help prevent the unintentional strike of underground utility lines. The 811 number was established in 2005 by the Federal Communications Commission to provide an easy and free...

2011-05-06 00:00:31

Through extra diligence with their utility designation process, contractor EXARO Technologies Corporation found an unmarked gas main and averted a disastrous gas explosion. Burlingame, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 05, 2011 EXARO Technologies Corporation, a Bay Area general engineering contractor, was recently hired by a contractor to verify utility locations (known in the industry as "to pothole") as field marked by utility owners prior to their drilling. Using their utility designation...

2011-05-03 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding customers to "call 811 before they dig" to avoid damaging buried natural gas lines when doing projects in their yard, such as installing a new wall or fence, planting or re-working landscaping, putting in a swimming pool, or other yard renovations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/LA93312-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/LA93312-b) (Logo:...

2011-04-19 08:15:00

NEWARK, N.J., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and PSE&G is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked. Here's important information to consider: Underground gas and electric lines are everywhere, even on individual...

2011-04-12 14:08:00

TULSA, Okla., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The spring season means many homeowners will be involved in excavation activities - tackling do-it-yourself projects like landscaping, fence or deck installations, or planting trees. Whether you are a professional contractor or a weekend warrior, Williams (NYSE: WMB) would like to remind homeowners it is important to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked before digging begins. When calling 811, homeowners are connected to a local...

2011-04-11 16:09:00

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) remind homeowners to dial 8-1-1 before starting an excavation project to avoid underground utilities and potential injury. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. The PA Governor's Office, the PA State Senate and the PA House of Representatives...

2011-04-07 07:15:00

DEBARY, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation declaring April as Safe Digging Month in Florida. The proclamation reminds Florida's homeowners to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. April marks the start of spring digging season. Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Inc. (SSOCOF) and Gov. Scott encourage homeowners to call 811 two full business days before digging. A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes...


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